Gearing up for annual awards

AN INCREASE in the number of Whitsunday Tourism Award entries have kept judges busy over the past fortnight.

Chief Executive Officer Peter O'Reilly said many Whitsunday businesses had been visited by a judge over the past fortnight, with judging due to finish this week.

“The status that a Tourism Award can provide a business is invaluable, and the stringent judging process not only helps business owners review their businesses, but keeps us all working towards best practice for the benefit of the Whitsundays,” Mr O'Reilly said.

“The countdown is now on for the announcement of the awards on FridayOctober 9 - just 4 weeks away,” he said. A large crowd is expected at the Whitsundays 'Night of Nights'- the 2009 Whitsunday Tourism Awards to be held on the Esplanade in Airlie Beach.

“Tickets are now on sale for $135 per person which includes a three course meal, beverages, a scheduled bus transfer, live entertainment and of course the all important awards,” Mr O'Reilly said.

“By popular demand, the event is back on the Esplanade this year and the beach side marquee is going to set a great atmosphere for this year's awards,” he said.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.whitsundaytickets.com


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